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Sunkist Appoints Chief Administrative Officer

Broad based skills will enhance organizational focus

January 05, 2004

January 5, 2004 Sherman Oaks, Calif...Sunkist President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey D. Gargiulo today announced the appointment of Jeffrey E. Moxie as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Sunkist Growers, Inc., the international citrus marketing cooperative headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California. In this newly created position, Moxie assumes responsibility for all the company's internal administration including finance and accounting, human resources, information services and legal functions.

"Jeff brings to Sunkist both financial and administrative experience and valuable expertise," said Gargiulo. "His broad-based skills will also provide strategic guidance as Sunkist moves forward."

Moxie comes to Sunkist from Virgin Entertainment Group in Los Angeles, California, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Virgin, he spent five years with Kinko's Inc., in Ventura, California, advancing rapidly from Director of Corporate Accounting to Vice President, Corporate Controller and to Chief Financial Officer. He also held several Vice Presidential position with First Interstate Bancorp in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Moxie received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Paula live in Simi Valley, California.

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